What is Friends of Stover (FOS)?
We are a registered charity, number 1104912, and as such governed by The Charities Commission. Further details can be found by visiting www.charitiy-commission.gov.uk. We are also a member of the National Confederation of Parent Teachers Associations (NACPTA) www.ncpta.org.uk and have adopted their constitution which outlines how FOS should be run.
What are its aims?
The main aim is to organise fundraising and social activities for the benefit of the school and its pupils.
Who runs FOS?
FOS is run by a Committee elected at the Annual General Meeting held in Septembe/library/client/Documents/downloads/FOS_volunteers_2012.pdfr. The Charities Commission also requires trustees to be appointed who are usually the elected post holders. They ensure that FOS adheres to the guidelines and reporting procedures laid down by the Charities Commission.
Who are its Members?
All parents and teachers of Stover School.
What about the meetings?
Anyone is welcome to attend. They are usually held in the Blue Library and the dates can be found in the diary section of these web pages. If you are unable to attend please email email@example.com and we'll be happy to send you a copy of the minutes.
What are they fundraising for?
During 2010 we donated £13,000 to the new Sports Dome, £770.50 to the Music Dept for recording studio equipment, £2899.03 for cricket equipment, £360 for camping stoves for the Duke Of Edinburgh Award Group, £119.38 for musical instruments for the Nursery, £194.38 for a camera to be used on field trips, £200 towards a sofa for the senior boarders, £180 for learning support equipment, £235 for graphics equipment, £150 for a TV/DVD player for the San, £288 for a basket ball hoop for the SPS playground and £75.88 to the circus skills club. This year we have set aside a budget of £1500 to fund "teacher requests" which are submitted by staff via the Principal. These are usually the little extras and may be items on their "wish" list which would not be funded from elsewhere.
Annually we nominate a charity which will also benefit from our fundraising activities. Last year we supported Jeremiah's Journey who provides support to bereaved children who have lost someone special in their lives - £500 was recently donated to this good cause as well as £232 from the 2010 quiz night raffle.
2010/11 Charity is Home Start Teignbridge with offices at: 1st Floor, 9 Market Street, Newton Abbot. TQ12 2RJ, 01626 353700. They provide volunteer support to families within the local area with at least one child under 5.
How can I get involved?
Come along to an event or meeting. You can also volunteer to help at an event or perhaps become a sponsor or advertise in a publication.
Want to know more?
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have and we'll be in touch.